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  1. the six Macedonian generals who, after the death of Alexander the Great, fought for control of his empire in the Wars of the Diadochi (321–281 bc)
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Word Origin

Greek: successors
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Examples from the Web for diadochi

Historical Examples

  • His Empire was divided into four parts; the four Diadochi were his successors.

    The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882

    Joseph Wild

  • They were indeed, according to the circumstances of the time, The Diadochi.

  • You will find no such crimes as these committed by the Diadochi.

  • He ruled from Phrygia to the Indus, and was the most powerful of the Diadochi.

  • This occurred, in the case of the Greek language, under the rule of the Diadochi.